Tag: Lauinger Library

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

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11/07/2019

This year, the American Studies Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program, founded in 1969, emerged to address students’ questions about race, gender, nationalism, and other issues prevalent in 1960s America. Supported by a collection of committed faculty members such as Father Joseph S. Durkin, Dorothy Brown, Hugh Cloke, Elizabeth McKeown, and Ron Johnson,…

Georgetown introduces new VR with Healthcare Lecture

Georgetown introduces new VR with Healthcare Lecture

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10/08/2019

Georgetown Library and the Gelardin New Media Center hosted a lecture on the role of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare in Lauinger Library on Oct. 1. Three speakers presented, and the event concluded with a hands-on demonstration of new VR technology the library has acquired. Both undergraduates and faculty were in the audience, in addition…

Library hosts “Women in Writing” panel

Library hosts “Women in Writing” panel

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10/23/2018

Hosting their sixth annual Georgetown Writes event, the Georgetown Library presented a panel on Oct. 11, highlighting “Women in Writing” both in the Georgetown community and around the world. The event, co-sponsored by the English department, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, and the Georgetown Women’s Center, featured Debora Spar (SFS ’84) and…

Library cancels Club Lau due to funding concerns

Library cancels Club Lau due to funding concerns

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09/06/2018

Club Lau, the Georgetown Library’s annual party held on the first Saturday of the fall semester, has been cancelled by the library’s executive committee because of funding concerns. The library first hosted the event in 2007. “We are hopeful that the library will be able to support a revised version of this event next fall,”…

Library Cuts Set Harmful Precedent

Library Cuts Set Harmful Precedent

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03/04/2017

Lau saw its 2016 fiscal year budget cut by six percent or $1 million, resulting in a 17.5 percent decrease in the library’s budget for principal collections of books, as the Hoya reported. While this editorial board commends the university for its commitment to preserving jobs within the library by not cutting from its budget…

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